Worries over a potential US-Iran conflict is also keeping oil prices higher.
Officials explained that naval teams have boarded Indian oil carriers and are escorting them out of the region. So far, five such tankers have been escorted out.
WTI earlier hit its highest level since May 30 at $59.13 a barrel.
During his visit, Pompeo will also have a working lunch with Jaishankar and call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Every $10 increase in the price of a barrel of crude widens India’s CAD by about 0.4% of GDP.
Around 11:35 am, MCX Mentha oil was at Rs 1,233 per kg, down by Rs 14.20, or 1.14%.
US crude futures were up 3 cents at $57.93 a barrel.
The number of passenger on board the aircraft could not be immediately known.
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